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feline infectious anemia. president Max Mosley has confirmed Renault remain committed to Formula One after avoiding severe sanctions over their involvement in fixing last year's Singapore Grand Prix The Singapore Grand Prix is a Formula One auto race scheduled to take place on 28 September 2008. To be staged in the Marina Bay area, the circuit has been given in-principle approval by the FIA, and is expected to be the first night race .
Renault's penalty of permanent disqualification from F1, suspended for two years, may be seen by critics as lenient, considering the World Motor Sport Council in Paris noted their breach of the rules was of "unparalleled severity".
The 26-man council stated that Nelson Piquet Jnr being ordered to crash his car "compromised the integrity of the sport, but also endangered the lives of spectators, officials, other competitors and Piquet piquet or picquet (both: pēkā`), card game played by two persons with a deck of 32 cards—7 (low) up to ace (high) in each suit. Each player receives 12 cards, and eight cards are left on the table face down. himself ".
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Renault's former team principal Flavio Briatore was handed the most stringent penalty, being handed a lifetime ban from FIA events.
The fact Renault have avoided financial penalty, either via a fine or points deduction which would have a knock-on effect when it comes to awarding prize money at the end of this year, was a major surprise.
Asked whether Renault had said they will stay in F1, Mosley issued a firm "Yes".
The WMSC turned their attention to the individuals involved, handing Briatore his lifetime ban as well as refusing to grant a license to any team who employs him, and Pat Symonds, who stepped down last week as executive director of engineering, received a five-year suspension.
Briatore's managing career also appears over as no driver of his will be granted a Superlicence.
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